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PlayYourCardsRight
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:03:20 AM permalink
I'd like to see the list of recent topics re-expanded to 10 ... that's the quickest way to see what's been updated, and a feature that I used frequently. I'm afraid I might miss out on more with that list at 5.
rxwine
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:14:37 AM permalink
Quote: PlayYourCardsRight

I'd like to see the list of recent topics re-expanded to 10 ... that's the quickest way to see what's been updated, and a feature that I used frequently. I'm afraid I might miss out on more with that list at 5.



If you click on the words "Recent Threads" which is actually a link, it opens up a whole page of threads in order of 'recency'.

Least when I do it, that's what happens.
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July 24th, 2015 at 2:18:14 AM permalink
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Previously, going to a thread I have already read to view new posts took me to where I left off. Now it appears that clicking on a previously read thread always starts at the beginning.

Not sure if that was intentional or desired by others, but I prefer being taken to where I left off.



this is fixed now

we r cracking down on other issues

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July 24th, 2015 at 3:19:54 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

If you click on the words "Recent Threads" which is actually a link, it opens up a whole page of threads in order of 'recency'.

Least when I do it, that's what happens.


That Recent Threads link is what I bookmarked and put in my nav bar on my laptop and iPhone. IE, that's my normal entry point. Has been for years, and still works great.
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AlanMendelson
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July 24th, 2015 at 3:51:07 AM permalink
Hi and good luck with the remodel.

You probably made the change because Google announced a couple of months ago that it was giving preferential ranking in search requests to site's that were "mobile friendly." And with more web users using smart phones, you wanted to show up higher in search requests. But are you really competing for retail sales? And do you really need to show up higher in Google search results?

What you might have missed is that the "mobile friendly" format only helps you in search ranking for Google's mobile results and does not help for desktop searches. Question: what percentage of your users are using smart phones and what percentage are on tablets and desktop computers? My sites are still dominated by desktop users. Younger demographic sites must cater to smart phone users -- and I doubt the young demographic is what you are looking for because they don't have the money to gamble.

The negative about the mobile friendly design others have already noticed: too much white space, shorter listings in categories and the need for more page changes. That might help your page-view count but for the rest of us especially those of us using desktops, this becomes a burden and we are spending more time scrolling and clicking pages than reading, writing -- and viewing ads.

I wonder -- can you have TWO sites? One that is for mobile users and one for desktop users? Many big companies do indeed have two versions.

Your mobile version is good for mobile purposes, but it's going to hurt the desktop audience.

Best, Alan
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July 24th, 2015 at 4:19:34 AM permalink
Don't know if this bug was reported but blocked posts still appear in full
GWAE
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July 24th, 2015 at 4:34:51 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

Hi and good luck with the remodel.

You probably made the change because Google announced a couple of months ago that it was giving preferential ranking in search requests to site's that were "mobile friendly." And with more web users using smart phones, you wanted to show up higher in search requests. But are you really competing for retail sales? And do you really need to show up higher in Google search results?

What you might have missed is that the "mobile friendly" format only helps you in search ranking for Google's mobile results and does not help for desktop searches. Question: what percentage of your users are using smart phones and what percentage are on tablets and desktop computers? My sites are still dominated by desktop users. Younger demographic sites must cater to smart phone users -- and I doubt the young demographic is what you are looking for because they don't have the money to gamble.

The negative about the mobile friendly design others have already noticed: too much white space, shorter listings in categories and the need for more page changes. That might help your page-view count but for the rest of us especially those of us using desktops, this becomes a burden and we are spending more time scrolling and clicking pages than reading, writing -- and viewing ads.

I wonder -- can you have TWO sites? One that is for mobile users and one for desktop users? Many big companies do indeed have two versions.

Your mobile version is good for mobile purposes, but it's going to hurt the desktop audience.

Best, Alan



I agree with Alan. I am using a desktop for the forum right now and is the first time since the change. The desktop just looks like a mobile version but larger. I do not like that all.
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July 24th, 2015 at 4:36:30 AM permalink
Quote:

What you might have missed is that the "mobile friendly" format only helps you in search ranking for Google's mobile results and does not help for desktop searches. Question: what percentage of your users are using smart phones and what percentage are on tablets and desktop computers? My sites are still dominated by desktop users. Younger demographic sites must cater to smart phone users -- and I doubt the young demographic is what you are looking for because they don't have the money to gamble.



that is why we went down the responsive design route. Almost 50% of WoVs users are on mobile devices ( 40% cells and 10% tablets )
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July 24th, 2015 at 4:38:10 AM permalink
Blog Posts on mobile - fixed
Preview Posts on mobile - fixed
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AlanMendelson
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July 24th, 2015 at 5:05:22 AM permalink
I also use my smart phone to read the forum, but the old format was good enough for me on my smart phone. What the new format does is make my desktop time problematic. But... it's your business. Good luck with it.

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